Israeli Ministry of Health delegation visits HPFT on a fact-finding mission
29 Jul 19 - 29 Jul 20
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) was delighted to welcome a delegation from the Israeli Ministry of Health for a tour of HPFT’s services this month (July). The delegation has a special interest in nursing and was keen to find out more about how our nurses are using their specialist knowledge and skills to support our service users on their recovery journeys.
The group of senior officials spent time at Rosanne House in Welwyn Garden City, St Alban’s Beacon Unit and with the Mental Health Liaison team at the Lister. They also had the opportunity to speak with many of our nurses, doctors and other staff, as well as with medical professionals from the University of Hertfordshire (who organised their visit).
HPFT’s Chief Executive Tom Cahill, Executive Director of Quality and Safety and Chief Nurse Dr Jane Padmore and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Andrew Nicholls also met with the delegates to share details of HPFT’s journey to becoming an outstanding Trust. They described how the Trust works with our service users and carers to ensure that care plans, new methods of working and other improvement initiatives are co-produced in partnership with them. In addition all HPFT staff are encouraged to contribute their ideas and keep developing their skills and knowledge to ensure we keep improving our services.
Dr Jane Padmore said: “It was a pleasure to meet with the delegates, including Dr. Shoshy Goldberg, the Israel Ministry of Health, Director of Nursing Services. It was very interesting to discuss some of the shared challenges and examples of great care delivered by HPFT in partnership with service users, focusing on recovery and reducing the need for admission.”